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Handbook of EMDR and Family Therapy Processes 1st Edition

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"Francine Shapiro, Florence W. Kaslow, and Louise Maxfield have put together a book that will go a very long way toward meeting their ambitious goal of combining the EMDR and FST to 'offer the knowledge and procedures that will encourage immediate integrative clinical application.'"
—A. Rodney Nurse & Peggy Thompson (PsycCRITIQUES, December 2007)

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"A wonderful volume. . . If this book doesn't grab you, you are not interested in pushing out your boundaries and thinking and learning more about therapy. . . If some books can be described as a 'gold mine,' this one qualifies as 'platinum.'"
—William C. Nichols, EdD, ABPP (Diplomate in Clinical Psychology); former president of the International Family Therapy Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

"This book provides a clear and comprehensive bridge between individual and family therapies...An impressive and needed piece of work."
—David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; founding board member of Doctors Without Borders

A groundbreaking new guide introducing a comprehensive approach for working with individuals, couples, families, and community disasters

Starting with the Foreword by Daniel Siegel, MD, the Handbook demonstrates, in superb detail, how to combine EMDR's information processing approach with family systems perspectives and therapy techniques. These two powerful approaches result in a comprehensive integrated treatment to make therapy more robust and effective. Whether the client is presenting with an individual or family problem, the combined approach offers a range of interventions to assist therapists with case conceptualization and treatment. This unique volume blends theory, practice descriptions, and case examples to illustrate the therapy process with a wide variety of presenting complaints.

Fascinating and readable, the Handbook is ideal for all clinicians, regardless of training or orientation, who wish to broaden their scope and increase their therapeutic effectiveness in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471709476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471709473
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a county employee and licensed clinician who has been using EMDR for the past 4 years this book has been a valuable tool. The clients I see cover a wide spectrum of not only diagnosies but severity as well.This book has helped me in looking for the avenues that allow the use of EMDR treatment. So far it has been my experience that this treatment has produced significant results in my clients.Prior to the publication and my having read the book I often had to rely on my instincts and colleges outside of my county position as I have been the only person with the level II training and even attempting to use it at all. After reading the book I know I have another tool that I can instantly referance during difficult cases.
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As the scientific investigation into EMDR proceeds (at this writing, more neurophysiological research - SPECT scans, EEGs, QEEGs, MRI, fMRI, autonomic - demonstrating EMDR's efficacy in the treatment of PTSD exists than all other empirically-validated psychotherapies for PTSD combined), we are seeing the extension of the EMDR methodology into areas beyond "capital T" trauma. While the hottest topic areas beyond PTSD appear to be children, substance abuse, and families, it has been remarkable that there has not been a book about the possible uses of EMDR with families (there are a half dozen on children). While the contributions to this edited work are generally very good to excellent, this is not the same as a book on family therapy that might be written by, for example, Dr. Shapiro - hence the lack of a fifth star. A single author generally focuses in greater depth when presenting the application of a psychotherapy to a "new" population or problem area and might cover the variations shown to be effective for dealing with particular issues. An edited work, on the other hand, may cover a broad range of topics but often lacks the depth. This book suffers a bit from the lack of depth and coherency a single author (or authors) might provide. Having said that, this is, nonetheless, a very good book for EMDR-trained therapists (or those who are considering the training) who have a particular interest in family therapy. Most of the expected issues encountered when utilizing an individual therapy within a family treatment context are addressed and done so in a readily understandable fashion. Obviously, a background in EMDR is necessary, particularly in Dr. Shapiro's model of EMDR - this has to be said with so many variations of EMDR being sold. I think some of my appreciation of this book comes from my background in family systems therapy training and twenty years of using EMDR. This book is helping to fill a major gap in the professional literature of EMDR.
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Great book if you're a clinician or in a upper level psych class. If you're the lay person you'd better stick to Shapiro's latest book, "Getting Past Your Past." Her Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Book is good too....not as technical, but you might still have to look up some terminology.

This book is written to someone is well-versed in psychology terminology, psychological disorders and familiar with popular therapies. Its the most dense of her books on the subject. But it may leave you confused if you read about EMDR in a magazine and wanted to learn more about it.
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As described!
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Great book
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